Getting to know resident Chester historian Twyla Simpkins, better known as Ms. T

Twyla Simpkins holding artwork

By Karen Price Twyla Simpkins remembers being a little girl and mashing up crayon shavings so that she could color the people in pictures to look like her.  From that very early desire to see herself in the world grew an interest in finding Black history memorabilia and artifacts, and a passion for collecting and…